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Descriptor English:   Muscle Rigidity 
Descriptor Spanish:   Rigidez Muscular 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Rigidez Muscular 
Synonyms English:   Catatonic Rigidity
Cogwheel Rigidities
Cogwheel Rigidity
Extensor Rigidity
Extrapyramidal Rigidity
Muscular Rigidity
Nuchal Rigidity
Rigidities, Cogwheel
Rigidity, Catatonic
Rigidity, Cogwheel
Rigidity, Extensor
Rigidity, Extrapyramidal
Rigidity, Muscle
Rigidity, Muscular
Rigidity, Nuchal  
Tree Number:   C05.651.504
Definition English:   Continuous involuntary sustained muscle contraction which is often a manifestation of BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES. When an affected muscle is passively stretched, the degree of resistance remains constant regardless of the rate at which the muscle is stretched. This feature helps to distinguish rigidity from MUSCLE SPASTICITY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p73) 
History Note English:   1973(1972) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   9318 
Unique Identifier:   D009127 

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